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Common Grounds Cinematic Conversations: The Enduring Legacy of the Plantation

November 13, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Explore resistance to change in social and political hierarchies of the U.S. through three films—including “Antebellum”(2020)—a panel discussion, and community conversations.

This event—a film festival featuring “Antebellum,” “Sankofa,” and “Harriett”– asks the public to consider how much the United States has changed in the 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans and how plantation-derived politics continue to impact social and political institutions. Join panelists and fellow moviegoers to wrestle with how the remnants of plantation politics contribute to modern anti-Black perceptions.

Attendees are welcome to come to whichever portions of the event appeal to them.


12pm — Doors Open

12:15pm — Opening Remarks

12:35pm — Film Showing #1 (Antebellum)

2:30-3:30pm —  Panel discussion featuring Dr. Jamie Levine Daniel, Dr. Joseph Tucker Edmonds, and Rev. Shonda Nicole Gladden

3:35 — Film Showing #2 (Harriett)

5:50 — Community Conversation

7pm — Event Concludes

A partnership between Good to the SOUL, LLC; Crossroads AME Church; The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Center for Africana Studies and Culture at IUPUI, and IU School of Liberal Arts American Studies Program at IUPUI.

Questions? Contact 317-274-2462 or info@goodtothesoul.com.

This event is currently scheduled to occur in-person. Register by 12 and note the event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.


This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 


November 13, 2021
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Crossroads AME Church
4602 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN United States
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Parking Instructions
Free parking in church lot and in lot across 46th Street.
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